[mythtv-users] Yet another Fedora 12 lirc_serial question

Nick Morrott knowledgejunkie at gmail.com
Sun Apr 11 12:28:34 UTC 2010

On 11 April 2010 08:15, Phill Edwards <philledwards at gmail.com> wrote:
>> OK, so I don't need any kmdl packages because the lirc drivers are in
>> the Fedora 12 kernels. But I still can't get this to work. Should I be
>> seeing any lirc entries in lsmod if the drivers are in the kernel -
>> I'm assuming not (and I don't)?
> Answerting my own questino here - YES, the module DOES need to be
> loaded. The fact that it wasn't was the root of my problem. On my
> previous CentOS setup it was enough to have the module in
> modprobe.conf. In this Fedora 12 setup I have taken the lirc lines out
> of my old modprobe.conf and put them in a file on their own in
> /etc/modprobe.d/lirc.conf but that wasn't enough to get the module
> loaded. The only way I could get it to load was to add "modprobe
> lirc_serial" to rc.local. This seems like a horrible hack to me - is
> it just the way Fedora works, or is there a better way?

The "Fedora way" is to put the modprobe commands in a file called
something like /etc/sysconfig/modules/lirc.modules, which is read at
boot during sysinit processing, and not as late as rc.local.


Nick Morrott

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